WWE is preparing to go back on the road with live event touring starting on July 16th for a Friday Night SmackDown event in Houston, Texas. WWE has already confirmed several dates and locations for their schedule throughout the summer.
WrestleVotes reported today that WWE is considering doing more themed shows when they get back on the road with fans in attendance. Some shows mentioned are Old School Raw, the King of the Ring tournament, and a show that is like Cyber Sunday where fans pick matches and/or match stipulations.
If WWE goes through with this, fans can expect to see these themed shows happen in the latter part of this year or early next year.
“Hearing WWE is potentially looking at more ‘themed’ live shows upon returning to the road. Old School RAW, KOTR tourney, Viewers Choice ala Cyber Sunday all possible for late 2021, early 2022.”
Hearing WWE is potentially looking at more ‘themed’ live shows upon returning to the road. Old School RAW, KOTR tourney, Viewers Choice ala Cyber Sunday all possible for late 2021, early 2022.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) June 17, 2021
WWE ratings have been on a decline in recent years, but when the COVID-19 pandemic started and there were no fans in attendance, ratings really took a hit before going up slightly with the introduction of the ThunderDome.
Historically, when WWE does special episodes of Raw or SmackDown, WWE will see its ratings get a boost.